#bringbackourgirls

  • A screen grab from a video obtained by the AFP reportedly shows the nearly 300 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria.
    May 12, 2014   BY newsdesk 

    The AFP obtained a video on Monday reportedly showing the Nigerian girls being held by Boko Haram. In the video, Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram demands the release of imprisoned islamic militants in exchange for the release of the girls. In the video a large group of girls is shown praying while wearing islamic headscarfs. The girls in the video have not yet been identified or confirmed to be those kidnapped. Continue reading

  • Amnesty International Holds Vigil For Abducted Nigerian School Girls
    May 9, 2014  

    Nearly a month since the Islamist group Boko Haram attacked a village in Nigeria and made off with more than 300 girls, that country’s government and military have been criticized for failing to do more. Amnesty International has reported that officials failed to prevent the attack, despite being warned. Jeffrey Brown examines the international social media campaign that has sprung up in reaction. Continue reading